A picture of the programme from the play Dr Semmelweis. It has a picture of Mark Rylance as Dr Semmelweis on the front cover
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Dr Semmelweis and Why Nothing Has Changed in the Birthing World since the 1800s

Dr Ignaz Semmelweis was the Dr who discovered that many women's lives could be saved in childbirth if the Dr's looking after them would just wash their hands. I'd like to say there is a happy ending to this story but read on to find out how iatrogenic harm is very much alive in today's maternity system...